Country Music News from CMT
December 17th
Before Thursday’s (Dec. 18) episode of Redneck Island airs at 10 p.m. ET/PT, get ahead of the game and watch this sneak peek. The house goes bananas immediately after “Hot Riley” is eliminated. Everyone’s mind is blown simply becau…
December 17th
CMT’s college football celebration just got more jam-packed with the help of Jake Owen, Maddie & Tae and Thomas Rhett. The artists have been added to the star-studded list of performers for CMT Ultimate Kickoff Party Live From the College Footba…
December 17th
When Reba McEntire reflects — on Christmas, New Year’s Eve or anything else, for that matter — I listen. So during a recent radio interview, when she talked about the best parts and then some of the not-so-great parts of the upcoming hol…
December 17th
When I see a celebrity at a concert, I always wonder the same things: How’d they get their tickets? Did they wait in front of their computer until the very second they went on sale and then wait in that torturous virtual queue? Or did they call some…
December 17th
The fourth time proved to be yet another charm for Blake Shelton. The megastar’s team member Craig Wayne Boyd was crowned the winner of The Voice during Tuesday’s (Dec. 16) season finale, making it the fourth win for Team Blake in seven season…
December 17th
Jake Owen, Maddie & Tae and Thomas Rhett have joined the star-studded lineup of CMT Ultimate Kickoff Party Live From the College Football Playoff National Championship. Airing live on Jan. 9 at 9 p.m. ET from Dallas, the 90-minute concert special is t…
December 17th
“Three Wooden Crosses,” the Randy Travis hit from 2002, is kind of my benchmark for a story song. Not just because there’s a beginning, a middle and an end, but because there’s a twist. (Spoiler alert: Everyone dies. Except the hoo…
December 16th
Toby Keith is preparing for the release of his upcoming album, 35 MPH Town, with a brand new single and music video.   “Drunk Americans” is reminiscent of several of Keith’s earlier hits, which the singer says is for good reason. &n…
December 16th
Whether you’re a politician who doesn’t know the difference between “direct message” and “new tweet” or a corporation that makes an off-color joke, the Twitterverse is always waiting for you to slip up so it can embarra…
December 16th
It took me a while to figure out what was happening Monday night (Dec. 15) on the American Country Countdown Awards. Every time someone won, they were already onstage. What a cool coincidence, right? But what that meant was that no one was apparently caug…
December 16th
There is no Nashville this week. I mean, there’s Nashville. But there’s no Nashville, the TV series.. So to bide some time, let’s think about how far Jeff Fordham has come in the season and a half that we’ve known him. I think his …
December 16th
Hayden Panettiere — actress, singer, activist, philanthropist and now a proud mama. The star of ABC’s hit series Nashville welcomed her first bundle of joy with fiance Wladimir Klitschko last week, a daughter named Kaya Evdokia, according to P…
December 16th
As soon as Luke Bryan was named the American Country Countdown Awards’ male vocalist of the year on Monday night (Dec. 15) night — and after he’d performed his hit song “Roller Coaster” — he had a special message to his…
December 15th
Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan took home multiple honors, but radio was the big star Monday night (Dec. 15) during the very first-ever American Country Countdown Awards. The show, hosted by radio darlings Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and…
December 15th
Parmalee earned their second consecutive Top 10 hit last month with “Close Your Eyes.” And now, weeks into December, the track is still climbing. “Close Your Eyes” followed the group’s first No.1, “Carolina,” and …